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November 24, 2012

TMCnet SIP Trunking Week in Review


By Rory Lidstone
SIP Trunking Report Contributing Writer

Despite the Thanksgiving holiday this week, the SIP trunking sector still saw a fair amount of activity. Here are some of the highlights as reported by TMCnet.

First, Infonetics Research released its report for the third quarter of 2012 on the service provider VoIP and IMS market. Apparently, the market slipped 4 percent in this period compared to Q2, but is still up 8 percent from Q3 2011.


“With solid third quarter results, the carrier VoIP and IMS market is on track for positive year-over-year growth due to a handful of variables that are coming together," said Diane Myers, principal analyst, VoIP, UC and IMS for Infonetics Research. Myers added that Q4 should see some stabilization as IMS deployments grow, among other factors.

Next, CounterPath's Bria softphone is now responsible for powering Network Norway's new Mobil IP service. Mobil IP is a solution focused on SMB and enterprise customers which extends a customer's mobile number to devices including iOS and Android smartphones, tablets, PCs and Macs.

The solution leverages Bria's carrier-grade interoperability, enabling CIOs and IT directors to control their costs and improve efficiencies for remote and mobile workers. Mobil IP also allows users to make and receive calls by using a number of devices while still avoiding per-minute roaming charges.

In other news, First Call Resolution began leveraging Internet, phone and data services from Rio Networks, a locally-owned and operated data, phone and cloud service provider in Oregon. First Call Resolution supports over 50 clients with nearly 1,000 employees and as such needed technologies able to meet the demands of its customers.

“We have a transport ring that allows us to route calls through Rio to three of our sites,” said John Stadter, managing partner of First Call Resolution. “We use Rio’s SIP lines for our VOIP phone system and have a direct link between our offices.”

Lastly, Frost & Sullivan awarded Cbeyond its 2012 Award for Competitive Strategy Leadership, noting that the company's innovation in the competitive VoIP and SIP markets is commendable. Specifically, Cbeyond's focus on a combination of direct selling and target marketing yielded results enough to catch Frost & Sullivan's attention.

The focus put on its target market indeed allowed Cbeyond to tailor solutions to customer needs. Part of the selling process Cbeyond has implemented with new customers is to bring in recent market research statistics in order to better determine what companies need.

That about wraps up this week in review. Be sure to check out the SIP Trunking Channel for more news in this sector.

Want to learn more about SIP Trunking and how to integrate it into your current UC strategy? Don’t miss the SIP Trunking- UC Seminars in South San Francisco on November 27, 2012.



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